The title says it all: the Internets, font of all wisdom, tell us that the DVD and Blu-Ray of From Prada to Nada*, a modern-set film inspired by Sense and Sensibility and set in the Latino community of Los Angeles, will be out on May 3, 2011. We’re pleased because we’ll actually get to see it in the S&S bicentenary year!
*We realize the article only mentions the Blu-Ray, but we wielded our ninja-like Google-fu to discover that the DVD will be out the same day. We’re just wondering why it costs more than the Blu-Ray. Perhaps because it’s not a 3D special effects spectacular? At least, not that we’ve heard.
Having followed the long saga of the making of From Prada to Nada, from the writing of the screenplay (then called Sensibilidad) several years ago, we very much want to see this film, though bad weather and the limited amount of theaters showing the film might prevent it from happening for a week or two. Check out the trailer:
If you get to see it, we would love to post a report!
The countdown to January 28, 2011 (the U.S. release of From Prada to Nada) carries on with some new additions to the official FPtN YouTube channel. First, an extended trailer featuring some more scenes from the film.
The YouTube channel also has the original trailer (we love that song–does anyone know what it is?), a short interview with director Angel Gracia, and an outtake featuring Wilmer Valderrama.
If you can’t get enough FPtN, check out their Facebook page and Twitter feed, not to mention the official site (not much there at the moment).
We could have had an exclusive on this, but again…unscheduled sabbatical. 😉 Here is the official U.S. poster for From Prada to Nada (thumbnail is clickable to full size), which as far as we know is still coming out in the U.S. in January 2011. Stay tuned for more stuff!
U.S. release date is January 2011! We had been feeling kinda bummed out about this film, as it showed a lot of promise and then seemed to have been boringly commercialized, but the trailer has us all happy again!
This looks great! We are even liking Wilmer Valderrama! Better than the stinking zombie movie any day, innit?
Alert Janeite Carmen also sent us the film’s Twitter account, so you can keep up on the news. She also found an interview with Alexa Vega, who plays Mary.
Alert Janeite Cinthia sent along an image of the poster for From Prada to Nada. The site that posted it says the film will be out “in 2011.” No firm dates yet that we’re aware of. Click on the image at left to see a full-size image.
We liked this image, which we saw on Kate Beaton’s Twitter feed. These folks are clearly getting down tonight. Click on the pic to see a larger version. It’s worth it, trust. Get down, get down, get down, get down tonight!
Also, Baja Janeite sent us photos from the set of From Prada to Nada and we forgot to post them with the other stuff last week, so here you go.
Alert Janeite Ben sent a link to an online quiz that should not tax the average Janeite overmuch. We’re not quite sure of the point, but it’s a moment of silliness, which we often find cathartic. Never let it be said we are tar-hearted uptight spinster purists at AustenBlog!
Alert Janeite Maria K. sent a link to the Pride and Prejudice game published by Ashgrove Press. The game has been around for about ten years or so, but we’ve had a few e-mails about it in the past few months, so we are going to take a great leap of logic (because we’re just so darned good at it) and guess that there might be Janeites who
are not old and jaded like the Editrix are not aware of the delights that await them out there in the Austensphere! (Everyone knows about the Jane Austen Action Figure, right? Right.)
And it’s time once again to vote for the Jane Austen Awards. Full disclosure: AustenBlog is up for Favorite Blog! Vote early and often, as they say back in the Editrix’s ‘hood (and while we should never be so vulgar as to beg for votes, as always, we thank you for your support).
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